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FA Cup Drama: Man United set to host Liverpool in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup

Liverpool cruised to a comfortable 3-0 victory over Southampton last night, while Man United stumbled across the line with a flimsy 1-0 win over Nottingham Forest to set up the quarter-final tie with Liverpool in the FA Cup! 

Man United vs Liverpool: An FA Cup quarter-final with major implications on the league?

The FA cup draw was held soon after the 5th round was completed and it threw up some interesting ties. With Liverpool participating in their knockout tie against Sparta Praha on 14th March in the Europa League, and the Merseyside Derby on the weekend, the FA Cup tie scheduled for 16th March has raised questions. It is likely that the Everton tie will be postponed.. The postponement could help Liverpool ease their schedule as the Reds look to recover from injuries. 

Meanwhile Man City’s quarter-final tie against Newcastle could also lead to postponement of their Premier League tie against Brighton. City was set to play Brighton on 17th, but now will play them on a later date. These postponements might help the two clubs in easing their load for March, but could be problematic if they progress in all of the competitions they’re a part of. 

The luckiest of all in a sense to be Arsenal. The London club is currently only two points off table toppers Liverpool and have already been knocked out of the FA Cup. However, they were set to face Chelsea on the 17th March weekend. The Blues are still in the race for the FA Cup and have been Leicester in the quarter-finals for the same day. This means that the London derby will be postponed leading to a massive break for Arsenal before they face Man City later in the month. As the business end of the season nears, this break could potentially have a huge implication on the league!

FA Cup Draw: Man City draw Newcastle and more!

The FA Cup draw was held following the completion of the 5th round of the FA Cup. 8 teams made it out of the 5th round. European giants Man City and Liverpool were expected to reach the quarter-finals while Man United barely made it through. Championship table toppers Leicester made the quarter-finals after a brave display. The underdog story of the season has been written so far by Championship side Coventry City. The club currently sits in 9th place in the second division of English football. Wolves and Chelsea have made the quarter-finals as well.

FA Cup Fixtures:

Quarter-finals:

  • Man City vs Newcastle United
  • Chelsea vs Leicester City
  • Wolves vs Coventry City
  • Man United vs Liverpool

All ties have been scheduled for 16th March.

Also Read: Liverpool Youngsters Make Club History in Southampton Victory

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